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  • Twitter faces a tough IPO process

    Twitter executives will face a tough challenge as they hit the road to promote the company's IPO.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin21 Oct. 13 10:04
  • IT Recruiters Mine Social Media for Hidden Tech Talent

    Dice.com's Open Web tool, currently in beta, lets recruiters harness the power of the social Web to target candidates, even if they're not actively looking for a job.

    Written by Sharon Florentine25 Sept. 13 19:53
  • Now is 'good timing' for Twitter's IPO

    Twitter has become part of an international conversation. And now the social networking company is moving to take the company public, and industry analysts say it's great timing.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin13 Sept. 13 10:01
  • Facebook goes after Twitter and its lock on 'immediacy'

    In a new push to compete with Twitter and its lock on immediacy, Facebook took the wraps off two new APIs that enable news organizations to tap into user comments and display them online or on TV in real time.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin10 Sept. 13 19:54
  • Twitter moves point to a timely IPO

    As rumors swirl that Twitter is gearing up for an initial public offering (IPO), industry analysts say the timing is right for such a move.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin03 Sept. 13 20:10
  • Facebook embedded posts good for business

    Facebook announced a new program this week that lets websites post public Facebook posts to their sites. And that could be a boon for businesses, says industry analysts.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin01 Aug. 13 23:55
  • Getting around Google+: A guide to the basics

    In the two years it's been around, Google+ has both grown and changed. In the first of three "how-to" guides, we tell you how to get started.

    Written by JR Raphael30 July 13 11:08
  • Why the mob rules

    Many of today's hottest products do something similar -- they get their value from the collective actions of users. Mike Elgan explains why crowdsourcing and all that user data is so successful and valuable.

    Written by Mike Elgan20 July 13 11:08
  • Twitter etiquette: The do's and don'ts of tweeting

    While most Twitter users don't find themselves in court because of their errant or unwise tweets, they could offend a boss, tarnish their name or brand, or even put off a potential employer.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin02 July 13 20:18